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  • Des Plaines debates electrical aggregation referendum

    Des Plaines debates electrical aggregation referendum
    The Des Plaines City Council debated recently whether residents and small-business owners would be interested in allowing city officials to negotiate a potentially lower monthly electric bill on their behalf. Illinois law allows municipalities and...
  • Iraqi Kurds signal intent to hold independence referendum

    Iraqi Kurds signal intent to hold independence referendum
    The leader of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region called on lawmakers Thursday to prepare an independence referendum, a move that threatens to lead to the breakup of Iraq. Kurdistan, where most of Iraq's 5 million Kurds live in an oasis of stability ...
  • District 64 stays put on fees, computer cost

    District 64 stays put on fees, computer cost
    Parents of Park Ridge Niles District 64 students in grades six through eight will be required to shell out up to $650 for student fees and a required computer for the upcoming school year. Student fees total $315, while the district's 1:1 initiative...
  • Park Ridge backs referendum on airport noise

    Park Ridge backs referendum on airport noise
    Park Ridge Aldermen on Monday overwhelmingly endorsed an ordinance that, if it received final approval, will place an advisory question on the Nov. 4 general election ballot asking residents about noise levels at O'Hare airport. The question asks...
  • Projected cost of Wilmette lakefront plan could rise

    Projected cost of Wilmette lakefront plan could rise
    The projected $13.3 million cost for the construction phase of Wilmette's Lakefront Master Plan could jump by as much as $1.7 million, officials said. "The exact figure is always in flux until you get to the end of a project," said Wilmette Park...
  • Lehigh County charter change would make things worse

    I'm sure you're familiar with the expression "Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater." A popular forwarded email that began circulating in the late '90s purported to explain the origins of that and other familiar expressions, all dating back to...
  • Surveys show support for New Trier referendum

    Surveys show support for New Trier referendum
    Officials with New Trier Township High School District 203 said they are cautiously optimistic with the favorable results of a pair of recent surveys gauging community support of a proposed $89 million referendum to renovate the Winnetka campus. The...
  • Scottish Desire for Freedom Raises the Question: And Then What?

    EDINBURGH, Scotland -- Next week the Edinburgh Film Festival marks the 20th anniversary of the start of production on "Braveheart" with a special screening, which coincides nicely with the run-up to September's referendum on Scottish independence. Both...
  • Strong turnout for referendum on choosing Hong Kong's leader

    More than 400,000 Hong Kong residents cast electronic ballots Friday in a nonbinding referendum aimed at giving the Chinese city’s 7.2 million people more of a voice in how their chief executive is selected, organizers of the vote said. However,...
  • Mass. High Court: Casino Repeal Will Go To A Vote

    Mass. High Court: Casino Repeal Will Go To A Vote
    The high court in Massachusetts ruled Tuesday that a petition to effectively ban casinos will go to a vote in November, potentially erasing plans for destination resorts in Springfield and Greater Boston. At the least, the decision delays the start of...
  • O'Hare noise may be on Park Ridge ballot

    O'Hare noise may be on Park Ridge ballot
    Park Ridge aldermen took a step Monday to placing a question on the Nov. 4 election ballot about the process establishing noise and air quality standards around O'Hare Internatonal Airport. Aldermen gave the go-ahead to the drafting of a referendum...